Learn from this article, you can easily convert and import Sony TD30V/B 3D AVCHD footage into Avid Media Composer for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).
The new HDR-TD30V/B camcorder features two wide-angle Sony G Lenses, two Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, two BIONZ image processors and more to make your special moments even better the second time round.
*Double Exmor R CMOS Sensor
*Double Sony Lens G & BIONZ sensor
*20.4M Still Picture
*10x Optical zoom (in 2D/3D) (17x in 2D extended zoom, 120x in 2D digital zoom)
*Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode)
*3.5" Wide Fine Glass-Free 3D LCD
While you got Sony HDR-TD30V/B Camcorder, you will find that 3D files are exported with the 2 sides (L&R) together. It’s not so easy to handle 3D video files on Mac I use Mac and prefer the new Avid Media Composer 7, but importing 3D MTS to Avid Composer is not so easy as I thought, so change Sony 3D MTS videos to a Mac acceptable format is a have-to-do step if you intend to import and edit Sony 3D AVCHD in Avid MC, iMovie, FCE, FCP, etc Mac tools.Below is a How-To guide for us.
[How to] Convert Sony HDR-TD30V/B AVCHD footage to Avid Media Composer
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transfer and ingest TD30V/B MTS footage to Avid MC for further editing, and it works well and converts flawlessly.
Step 1: Intall, and launch the Avid MTS Converter Mac, and then "Add" to load Sony TD30V/B MTS video files or directly drag the files into file list.
Step 2: Click "Format" bar to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNXHD (*.mov), this format is best presetted for Avid Media Composer editing.
Tips: Click "Settings" button in the main interface is very useful for you to customize the Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
Step 3: After above steps, you can click "Convert" to start to transcode Sony MTS to Avid DNXHD codec for native editing.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load DNxHD .MOV files in AMC. Now you can successfully and easily import Sony TD30V/B 1080 MTS footage to Avid Media Composer 6/5/6.5/HD for editing with best quality.
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